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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Final Approval Of Concussion Settlement Claims Against NFL Not Likely Until Next Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 14

Final approval of the preliminary settlement of concussion claims against the NFL likely will not come until early next year, class co-lead counsel Chris Seeger told reporters yesterday after the nearly four-and-a-half-hour fairness hearing in federal district court in Philadelphia. That is pre...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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